Career & Professional Development

This Is the One Thing Every Employer REALLY Wants to See on Your Resume. 
“If you want to make that indelible first impression on a hiring manager, you must show movement and real progress, and quantify your accomplishments with real, hard data,” Brian de Haaff, CEO of Aha!, wrote for Huffington Post. “Your results-focused resume will present a more accurate snapshot of who you are and what you can do — and clear the way for others to see that too.”  
 
Ask A Resume Writer: Do I Need to “Game” Applicant Tracking Systems to Land Interviews?  
ATS software has grown more sophisticated in recent years, moving away from simply tallying up keywords on a resume to studying the context behind them. These days it’s all about contextualization, analyzing the document to see how skills are expanded upon within the document, and weighing that. 
 
Five Skills You’ll Rarely See In Job Postings (But Definitely Need).
The skills you need to land an in-demand job right now might not be so different from the ones that will keep you employable in the future. For job seekers, it’s hard enough to know how to position yourself for the existing positions, let alone plan for emerging ones. But what seems pretty clear across the board is that employers value so-called “soft skills” today and are likely to do so tomorrow.  
 
3 Signs You’re Actually More Qualified for Your Dream Job Than You Think. 
At the end of the day, you’re allowed to apply for roles that you’re not 100% qualified for. In fact, you should know that many hiring managers view job descriptions as wish lists. If you meet most of the qualifications and bring some additional skills to the role that they haven’t even considered, go ahead and apply. Many employers understand that the perfect candidate doesn’t exist — so they consider many other things to find the right person. 
 
How to Write a Compelling Cover Letter. 
Your cover letter needs to show the recruiting manager that you’re the right person for the job, and that you will be a good fit for the team. Research the role carefully, and pay attention to the tone and language that you use. Remember to check your letter carefully for mistakes, and then check it again.